We have worked in Kenya since 2009 supporting children and young people with disabilities to be included in all aspects of their lives.

Action Network for the Disabled
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Action Network for the Disabled

Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) - is dedicated to achieving equality, inclusion and empowerment of young people with disabilities in Kenya and seeks to mainstream young people with disabilities into all aspects of daily life.

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Very few children with disabilities have access to basic education, meaning young people with disabilities are less likely to be employed , and more likely to be living in poverty than people without disabilities.
We are trying to change this.

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Organisations Supported

We have improved the capacity of 47 local civil society organisations to include children with disabilities in their work.

1,227

Children Empowered

We have empowered 1,227 children with disabilities, using inclusive sport to improve their access to education.

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Parents Helped

We have supported 140 parents of children with disabilities by engaging them in income generation activities.

What we are proud of

We are extremely excited about the national civil society coalition we have set up together with ANDY in Kenya. The coalition, consisting of 47 organisations across 8 counties, advocates for the inclusion of children with disabilities. This network has had huge successes with government advocacy, increasing the number of officials appointed as County Disability Directorates across Kenya. The network has also successfully influenced the local education officials, demonstrating the importance of the inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream education, with increased numbers of children placed into mainstream as opposed to special schools as a result.

CASE STUDY

Melody's Story

Melody was born with Cerebral Palsy. She was also born in Kibera, East Africa’s largest slum, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Together, we can transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

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